Need any stationary?

Business Stationary posterI spotted this on the Holloway Road this week.

Well we have just had a recession. So I guess some businesses may be stationary. But I don’t suppose this is what they are talking about.                                               

Come on people. This is a schoolboy error. The easiest way to remember the difference:  stationers (with an E) sell stationery (also with an E).                                

  • Shane
    Posted at 01:47h, 03 February Reply

    Since I was told this tip when I was a child, I’ve always remembered that there is the letter ‘e’ in ‘stationery’ because ‘envelope’, an item of stationery, starts with one.

    • Sarah Turner
      Posted at 14:10h, 03 February Reply

      Yep, good one Shane. I learnt to spell ‘necessary’ at school by learning ‘no elephant can eat spam sandwiches and raspberry yoghurt’. I still sometimes say it in my head as I’m writing!

  • Andrew Blackman
    Posted at 15:24h, 21 March Reply

    It’s amazing how many mistakes like that you see in shop windows. Seems more disturbing somehow when it’s an otherwise professionally produced poster, not just a handwritten sign for “potato’s” or something. I always like mnemonics, but have never come across the spam-eating elephant before – that sounds harder to remember than the word itself 🙂

    • Sarah Turner
      Posted at 10:24h, 22 March Reply

      LOL. As a kid my Mum taught me Mrs M Mrs I Mrs SSI Mrs SSI Mrs PPI so I could remember how to spell Mississippi. Although it’s not something I use on a daily basis!

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